The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year, Suva Volleyball Association in partnership with the Fiji Womens Crisis Centre will co host a volleyball tournament to share knowledge and increase awareness under the 2019 theme: “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!” Rape is rooted in a complex set of patriarchal beliefs, power, and control that continue to create a social environment in which sexual violence is pervasive and normalized. Exact numbers of rape and sexual assaults are notoriously difficult to confirm due to frequent latitude and impunity for perpetrators, stigma towards survivors, and their subsequent silence.
This year the UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the UNiTE Campaign is calling on people from all walks of life to learn more and take a stand against the pervasive rape culture that surrounds us.
Join us on the 23rd of November during our event …More details on registrations, side events and tournament prizes will be posted soon.